Students in the Private Sector YouthWorks Program at UMB.

I am pleased to announce this is the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s 29th year of participation in the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), previously called “HIRE One,” and now called the Private Sector YouthWorks Summer Employment Program. 

The University is committed to this program and strives to provide the best student employees to meet your summer staffing needs. Although students help meet staffing needs, the placement also provides invaluable work experience that prepares students for future employment. Qualified students from ages 16 to 21 from Baltimore City high schools and colleges are recruited to work as student employees in offices across UMB during the summer. As part of YouthWorks, students complete a weeklong job-readiness training program provided by MOED prior to working on campus.

We request your support by participating in this program by providing job placement for one or more students. UMB has set aside funding to offset the full cost of hiring YouthWorks students. Your participation will require that you provide the following:

  • A full-time job opportunity that benefits both your department and the student. The opportunity should be interesting and contribute to the student’s learning experience.
  • A salary of $10.10 per hour. 25 percent of the hourly rate will be charged through UMB's Office of Accountability and Compliance (OAC) and Human Resource Services (HRS) funding profile. This cost-share encourages campus participation and also subsidizes the student’s time away from the job for program-related activities.
  • A work schedule consisting of a 7.5-hour work day, for a total of 37.5 hours per week. The workday must include two 15-minute breaks and at least 30 minutes for lunch.
  • A commitment to employ the student for the duration of the program, which begins on Monday, July 1, 2019, and ends on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A student may work longer than this within a department. However, the departments must incur the entire cost of the additional work assignment, before and/or after the official program dates.
  • A commitment to support the student’s participation in scheduled program activities, e.g., mentoring, job shadowing, and other training held throughout the five-week program.

To participate, please complete the YouthWorks Job Order form.

Upon receipt of the form, the Office of Community Engagement and OAC will screen and select a candidate as an appropriate match for your position. Departments may request the return of a student who previously worked in the same department from the prior year. Completed Job Order forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

All students will be interviewed by Camille Givens-Patterson and Kim Mathis unless they are asked to return by their department. If you would like to participate in the interview process for your department, please contact Camille Givens-Patterson or Kim Mathis to coordinate.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact either of the above representatives.

We at UMB would like to expose students to the reality of work and open them up to the work of higher education in particular. Your participation and willingness to provide employment opportunities for these talented students is much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your continued support,

Dr. Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA
Senior Vice President for Operations and Institutional Effectiveness
Vice Dean, University of Maryland Graduate School
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